Get Inspired / Africa / North Africa Morocco Highlights, North Africa Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Africa / North Africa Morocco Highlights, North Africa story by: Mike Williams Highlights MARRAKECH – Often referred to as the ‘Red City’, Marrakech is long famed for its bustling activity of shopkeepers and souqs. The city enjoys a great climate and varied setting, from palm groves and rose gardens to the nearby Atlas Mountains. Be sure to visit Jemaa el Fna Square, a social and cultural medina. It’s considered a rendezvous point for berber merchants, travellers and peddlers, fortune tellers, story tellers, snake charmers, musicians and dancers. CASABLANCA – This bustling metropolis is considered Morocco’s business capital and is a city on the move. Home to the impressive Hassan II Mosque, it’s one of the largest mosques in the world. Uniquely designed, part of the mosque’s floor is made of glass so worshippers can kneel directly over the sea. Non- Muslim visitors may enter the mosque on guided tours which take place several times a day. FEZ – Although demoted from the position of Morocco’s capital city, the Medina of Fez is considered the most complete medieval city still in existence. Teeming with alleyways it’s a magical place to allow yourself to get lost in. A visit to the souqs will lead you to one of many tanneries, where one of the oldest arts in Morocco (and the world) is practiced. It’s a great place to buy premium soft leather products. CHEFCHAOUEN – Worth a visit is to the unique and very blue medina of Chefchaouen. Houses are simple and are brightly coloured blue, making for very vivid photos. CUISINE – A must try in Morocco is a traditional tajine dish. It’s a classic dish prepared in an earthenware pot that combines meat, fruit and spices and will get your mouth watering every time! Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street CBD: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Africa safari: What’s your travel style? Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Take Your Cubs for a Walk on the Wildside Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.